Saturday, April 02, 2011


Just the other day a neighbor told me that orcas had been sighted just off shore. I was skeptical. I had never heard of orcas in our waters.

"Oh, yes, it's true. Some people have pictures. Fishermen at Hatteras even posted a video on YouTube," I was told.

Sure enough, I found the video. Take a look yourself. (I never could see the orca taking the tuna from the line, but the video is still very impressive.)

Use this link to go to the YouTube page:

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  1. Anonymous9:02 AM


    (Music from "Jaws")

  2. Anonymous11:45 AM

    Do you think it has anything to do with the oil spill?

  3. I don't think it has anything to do with the oil spill. I'm told that orcas live all over the ocean...though they are most common in colder water.

  4. Anonymous1:20 PM


  5. Anonymous4:06 PM

    That is unbelievable!!! How cool to have orcas on our coast! I don't think he got to video the actual taking of the tuna. Complete story of their adventure on Thanks for sharing this awesome info!

  6. debbie s.5:43 PM

    i saw that.. last week maybe? hubby and i thought they were lying till we looked it up and sure enough- they do come down here!

    who'da thunk it?